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Monday, 14 January 2019

Study claims that New Mexico schools are unsafe for many LGBTQ Students

Study claims that New Mexico schools are unsafe for many LGBTQ Students
LGBTQ students reported regularly hearing homophobic remarks in school and 65 percent reported regularly hearing negative remarks about ...

An evangelical group is trying to strip LGBTQ protections from an anti-lynching bill

An evangelical group is trying to strip LGBTQ protections from an anti-lynching bill
- Congress is finally close to passing a bill that makes lynching a hate crime — but an evangelical group is trying to remove any reference to LGBTQ ...

Transgender student sues law school for 'rampant discrimination'

Transgender student sues law school for 'rampant discrimination'
- Cal Western made an impression on me that the school was an LGBTQ-friendly institution,” Betancourt said. “But sadly, that was not my experience at ...

China is shutting down local LGBTQ groups, using this sneaky bureaucratic trick

China is shutting down local LGBTQ groups, using this sneaky bureaucratic trick
- week, the Municipal Affairs Bureau in China's southern city of Guangzhous shut down two local LGBTQ rights groups: the Guangzhou University ...

Here's why some gay Brazilians support their country's rabidly anti-LGBTQ president

Here's why some gay Brazilians support their country's rabidly anti-LGBTQ president
- his first week in office, newly elected Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro started actions to roll back LGBTQ rights. So it was only a matter of time ...

Rainbow Carnival organised in Kolkata to promote acceptance of LGBTQ community

Rainbow Carnival organised in Kolkata to promote acceptance of LGBTQ community
West Bengal Forum for Gender and Sexual Minority Rights organised Rainbow Carnival 2019 in Kolkata today. The aim of the Carnival is to sensitize ...

New survey data finds LGBTQ students 'not safe' in CA schools

New survey data finds LGBTQ students 'not safe' in CA schools
- A new survey from an advocacy group found that school climate for LGBTQ in California had improved less recently than in previous ...

Report shows 90 percent of NY LGBTQ kids face discrimination at school

Report shows 90 percent of NY LGBTQ kids face discrimination at school
- Most New York state LGBTQ students suffer discrimination at school — but only half report it to administrators, according to a new report. The Gay ...

What's really going on at the US southern border?

What's really going on at the US southern border?
- Thousands of Central Americans every year are forced to leave their homes because of violence, criminal gangs, instability, poverty, and economic ...

Forget the poverty trap – it's the wealth trap we need to break

Forget the poverty trap – it's the wealth trap we need to break
- He says the “wealth trap” in America is as much of a thing as the “poverty trap” – it's very difficult to fall out of privilege because the system rescues ...

How Roosevelt's 1930's 'New Deal' could alleviate British austerity today

How Roosevelt's 1930's 'New Deal' could alleviate British austerity today
- The Democratic party in the U.S sustained popular support from the 1930's until the 60's. A centralised government, the evisceration of poverty and ...

Stand Together Commits $1.25 Million To In-Prison And Second Chance Programs Across Country

Stand Together Commits $1.25 Million To In-Prison And Second Chance Programs Across Country
- This investment will provide extraordinary opportunities for us to enrich ... of poverty in America across six issue areas: Addiction and Mental Health; ...

Social enterprise is the solution we need right now

Social enterprise is the solution we need right now
- The organization is dedicated to helping entrepreneurial women who live in poverty build businesses to enable financial mobility. Grameen America ...

American Dream has become a nightmare for poorer families

American Dream has become a nightmare for poorer families
- Recent census data show that about 13% of Americans live in poverty but that almost a third live in poverty or near poverty and almost half the ...

Child poverty rates highlight need for wraparound support

Child poverty rates highlight need for wraparound support
- Estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau from 2017 reveal high numbers of students in Northeast Mississippi's school districts live in poverty. As Josh ...

Therapists Are Here to Help

Therapists Are Here to Help
Mental health is an invisible handicap and millions of people suffer from various mental illnesses that affect not only their lives but also the lives of ...